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Sep 3rd, 2019 at 1:54pm
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I'll try not to be too graphic with the photos...
One of my clients has a severe prairie dog problem, the regulated use of poisons (due to raptors, birds of prey, stock, etc.) limits how much it really accomplishes plus the stock he runs, time issues, most of us understand how the story goes...    
We finally did what we said we would and made it out for a part of a day.  The number of kills and maims were fairly high as the arsenal included a number of different weapons but the ones that brought the greatest satisfaction were the shots made with vintage firearms... Pictured was a kill with a #3 Ballard - the distance for one was only about 85 yards and the other about 105 yards but managed a few in excess of 220 yards.  My other vintage configuration was a '74 Shiloh with a fast twist liner also, kills with it weren't quite as high - it only has iron sights and I struggled getting on these little targets  Smiley
  
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Reply #1 - Sep 3rd, 2019 at 3:25pm
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Gotta love it! What kind of a barrel do you have on that Ballard? Havenít seen that kind of a collar on one.

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Reply #2 - Sep 3rd, 2019 at 3:46pm
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Dont look now but some rodent ate the forearm!   Grin  Great hunt.   Tom
  
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Richard,
It's one of my concoctions - I posted a few pictures of it a while back.  It started as a GM barrel 1:9 twist, chambered it for 22 LR, turned the shank on it to fit the Ballard, then I liberated a Damascus barrel from an abused side by side 12 gage, turned the blank to fit the inside of this Damascus tube and sweat it in like you'd do a 22 liner.  I have a forend done it's just not attached - too many other irons in the fire.
  

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